Alternative Child-care Services

Use the links below to search for child-care options.

CARES 3 Scholarship

The Early Care & Learning Council’s child-care scholarship is for essential workers living in New York State.

Child-care costs will be covered for families of essential workers whose income is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level—or $78,600 for a family of four—and will be paid up to market rate for each region statewide.

More information from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT’s free homework help hotline, is once again open on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Discover DYCD

Search for Afterschool Programs, Educational Services along with other community resources.

Low-Cost Internet Access

A list of Providers offering free Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 Days.

NYC Child Care Connect, administered by NYC Health

Search for Camp, Infant and Toddler Child Care Centers, Pre-School, School Based Child Care.

NYC DOE Learning Bridges

Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning.

Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services

Search for Day Care Center, Group Family Day Cares, Family Day Cares, School-aged child care.

Remote Learning Device Request

Help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students.

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